Accession Number:

AD0712506

Title:

A PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTION FOR THE FUTURE POSITION OF A VESSEL AT SEA.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A probability density function was derived which can be used to calculate the probability that the future of a vessel at sea will be in a given region. The density function was derived for the following conditions at the initial time the actual position of the vessel is a sample from a normal distribution with known mean and covariance matrix the velocity of the vessel remains constant during the time period of interest the speed of the vessel is a sample from a chi distribution and the course of the vessel is a sample from an arbitrary distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE